Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Australian Designed $99 Computer

ThinLinX Thin Client computersLast year I visited ThinLinX, a Queensland based company which sells Thin Client computers. These allow several people to share one computer. While updating the links, I noticed they had announced a $US99 thin client, which they argue may be be the lowest power consumption, lowest cost thin client in the world. The catch of course, is that such a device needs a server somewhere to run applicators for it. They have more powerful thin client units which are capable of running the same operating systems and applciaitons as desktop ciomputers. But it would be interesting to see how small and cheap a unit is capable of running a web browser, so it could function as a web terminal.

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